630:15-1-13 - Gravel mining operations prohibited

630:15-1-13. Gravel mining operations prohibited

(a) When used in this section, the following definitions apply:

(1) The term "river bank" means the area lying directly adjacent to the river bed with a width of 100 feet on either side of the river bed.

(2) The term "river bed" means any area of the river lying below the ordinary high water mark.

(b) Gravel mining operations which remove gravel from the river beds of scenic rivers are prohibited and are declared a public nuisance.

(c) Gravel mining operations are prohibited and declared a public nuisance where such operations remove gravel from the banks of scenic rivers if such removal negatively impacts the river by causing turbidity, erosion, pollution, or otherwise damages the scenic river environment.

(d) This section shall apply to restrict state permits to mine gravel that are pending as of April 20, 1993 or new permit applications submitted after that date. The Administrator may authorize site-specific exemptions for good cause, such as to remove gravel that was deposited above the ordinary high water mark by floods.

Added at 12 Ok Reg 605, eff 1-13-95; Amended at 25 Ok Reg 2014, eff 7-1-08

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